Translation of distinguish in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /dɪˈstɪŋgwɪʃ/


  • 1 1.1 (differentiate) distinguir*, diferenciar to distinguish sth/sb from sth/sb distinguir* or diferenciar algo/a algn de algo/algn
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    • What I have difficulty with is distinguishing different noises in loud areas.
    • Pinker suggests that our love of music may have developed out of a similar evolutionary need to distinguish different sounds.
    • The software is also speed-sensitive, so it can distinguish the different conditions in city driving and faster roads or motorways.
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    • These differences are sufficient to distinguish between the two species.
    • As investors, we need to be able to distinguish between interesting scientific discoveries and commercially viable projects.
    • This difference is very significant because it helps you distinguish between vertical and horizontal pipes.
    (distinguishing pres p)
    [feature/mark] distintivo, característico
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    • Several features distinguish the Posimetric design from other feeding technology.
    • Some of the characteristics that distinguish the two are intrinsic.
    • A suite of characteristics distinguishes Orconectes neglectus from other northeastern crayfishes.


  • distinguir* he can't distinguish between green and blue no distingue entre el verde y el azul, no distingue el verde del azul

v refl

  • to distinguish oneself distinguirse*, destacarse* you didn't exactly distinguish yourself [humorístico/humorous] la verdad es que te luciste [irónico/ironical]

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